Pride: Heer Soho set to become first woman tribal head

Vows to work for education, unemployment of the community
Mar 28, 2022

Soho Tribe has elected Pakistan’s first-ever woman chief, against all odds. Breaking the stereotype, the member of the Sindh Assembly is all set to lead the male-dominant community.

She will formally become the chief of the Soho clan in a ceremony after Eidul Fitr.

Becoming the head of a community, Heer says is a matter of immense pride, but a great responsibility too. “The more I hear that women cannot lead, the more I want to prove them wrong,” she added.

Heer was invited to SAMAA TV morning show Naya Din, expressing her challenges, excitement and emotions. The 40-year-old MNA says education, unemployment and water availability are the core issues her community face.

“First of all I would like to thank my community as this is a revolutionary step to choose a woman as the head of the tribe,” she said.

The decision was taken unanimously after the demise of her father, Sardar Ismail Soho, by the elderly members of the tribe.

Heer is an active political figure and has been associated with Pakistan Peoples Party since 2018.

She was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on a reserved seat for women in the General Elections 2002. She was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of PPP.

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